Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is the process of reducing the amount of energy required to provide products and services.  Energy efficiency is a cost-effective method of ensuring the sustainability of our energy resources.  Find out more about USEA's work with our members and partners here.

Feb 22, 2017
Washington, DC

The valuation of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) is a complex, sometimes contentious, topic that generates a lot of trade press in the electric power industry. Utilities and regulators are seeking information about how to value the benefits and costs of DER to investigate whether DER can serve in place of traditional infrastructure investments and whether aligning incentives, payments, and rates with the cost and benefits of DER can send the appropriate market signals to yield results that guide DER deployment to places of highest value on the grid.

Feb 28, 2017
Washington, DC

Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), which include solar, storage, energy efficiency, demand response, and CHP technologies, are disrupting the way electricity has traditionally been generated, transmitted and distributed for the last 100 plus years.  Continuing technological innovation and cost declines, together with customer demand, regulatory initiatives, and increasingly sophisticated third party participants, are causing utilities and their regulators to fundamentally rethink traditional business models and regulatory and rate structures.  However, how things may change, the rate of c

USEA in the News

"Big data — extremely large data sets commonly analyzed by computer to reveal patterns, trends and associations — is making it possible for utilities to use more and more renewables on the grid, not only in the industrial world, but also in developing countries. That could be a game changer for global efforts to reduce emissions in both the industrial and the developing world."

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From the Executive Director's Desk

USEA's Executive Director, Barry Worthington, discusses the state of the energy industry in 2016, and looking forward to 2017, expectations for the future of the industry

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USEA in the News

"The most significant US energy policy update in a decade, the Energy Policy Modernization Act 2016, will be introduced into the new Congress in January 2017. With provisions for accelerated permitting for oil and gas drilling, construction of export LNG terminals, as well as energy efficiency standards and grid-integration of renewables, the outlook for US energy security is bright, according to Barry Worthington, Executive Director of the US Energy Association (USEA). He predicts that business, not policy, will be the major driver of decarbonisation." 

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Women in Energy

The Women in Energy series is a joint project between USEA and USAID that was developed out of USEA’s Engendering Utilities Partnership, a program funded by USAID to improve gender policies and gender outcomes at their respective organizations.

 

Women in Energy

Every month we feature a women in energy that has shown exemplary leadership. We want to showcase her story and what she has done to get to where she is today. These women come from diverse backgrounds and roles; they bring with them a unique perspective to gender equality within the energy sector.


May 12, 2016
Washington, DC

Utilities across the world are in the process of modernizing their assets, including significant investment in smart grid infrastructure. This includes smart metering, or advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), distribution automation and other advancements in transmission and distribution infrastructure that leverage two-way communications and sensors. To-date, the majority of smart grid deployments have taken place in North America and Western Europe. However, over the course of the next decade, investment is shifting to emerging market countries.

MILWAUKEE – June 11, 2015 – Johnson Controls and the United States Energy Association (USEA) welcomed Congressional leaders, White House appointees and regulatory powerhouses to the 2015 Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C. The event featured influential thought-leaders in the energy sector, including the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Department of Energy, the U.S. Army and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
 

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